Helleland wanted as candidate to position as vice president of WADA

Culture Minister Linda Hofstad HellelandOslo.Culture Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland.Photo : Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Culture Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland confirms that she has been approached to run as a candidate for the currently vacant position of vice president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Helleland told Aftenposten that her name has been mentioned by several people.

WADA vice Makhenkesi Arnold Stofile died in August and the efforts of finding his successor has begun.

All continents may propose one candidate, and the decision will be made before Christmas.

– The most important thing for me is that the Nordic countries are united on a common candidate and that Europe finds a dynamic and distinct candidate who will do a solid job in ensuring WADA’s independence and work to keep all sports free of doping,  Helleland says. Denmark wants  their former Justice Minister Brian Mikkelsen to be the new vice president.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today